Metallic Beauty

Hello again!
I'm glad you're here!
I have something super fun to share with you today!

We have a new challenge beginning today over at Pile it On!
This week we are looking for projects that are...


Oh what fun!

We have a wonderful sponsor this week...

and they are offering one lucky prize winner a $25 gift certificate.

The design team members were sent thin metal sheets from the sponsor for this challenge.  When I received them I knew that they would be so much fun to emboss.  I chose a silver colored sheet to work with.

Here's how the project came out...

I embossed the metal sheet with a snowflake embossing folder and my BigShot.
I then inked the metal with a brown ink and again a black ink, wiping off the excess and just leaving the ink in the cracks in and around the snowflakes to give the card and aged and more vintage feel.

The die cuts are from Kaisercraft and came in a premade package.
I wanted to make sure the shine and the metal were the wow factor on this card so I chose just to use a few of the die cuts and keep it simple. 
I inked all of the edges brown and matted the metal sheet on a dark red card stock.
Quick and simple...but totally different and stunning.

Now it's up to you to look around and find something shiny that you can use in your creation.
Remember that you have one week to link up with us Pile it On before we begin a new challenge.

Until next time...

This card has been shared in the following challenges...
Add a Little Dazzle..."Home for the Holidays" 
Christmas at Sweet Stampin'..."Christmas Critters" 
ABC Christmas Challenges..."Something Festive" 
Hobbybook Designer Challenge Blog..."Embossing"
Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge Blog..."Embossing"
Ruby's Rainbow..."Anything Goes"
Word Art Wednesday..."Anything Goes" 
Crafty Girls Challenge Blog..."Anything Goes" 
A Creative Romance..."Anything Goes" 
Sister Act Card Challenges..."Anything Goes" 
Inky Chicks..."Anything Goes" 
Through the Craft Room Door..."Anything Goes"
Crafts Galore Encore..."Make a Card"
Ladybug Crafts..."Anything Goes"
Natalie and Amy Challenge Blog..."Things with Wings"
Sparkles Monthly Challenges..."Things with Wings"
Sisters of Craft..."Anything Goes"


Unknown said...

A very beautiful web page. The embossed silved is so vintage looking. The bird and dhaooly are perfect. Thank you so much for joining our 150th challenge at Word Art Wednesday. I thank God for your participation and I pray you will have a day filled with joy.

Carole Robb Bisson

Laurian said...

Wow, stunning!

Thanks for joining us at Penny's Paper Crafty challenge and I hope we see you again soon!



Angie said...

Pretty Christmas card!! Thanks for joining us Crafty Girls Challenges! Angie-DT

Laura W said...

Love how you used the ink to bring out the snowflakes-fab! Thanks for playing along at Penny's, see you tomorrow for a new challenge!

Gail said...

Absolutely gorgeous. Outstanding card and it's absolutely the most artistic card I've seen. I adore how you've made the background. Just beautiful! Thanks for joining us at Christmas at Sweet Stampin' this month and look forward to seeing more of your artwork in future challenges! Hugs, Gail

Debbie said...

Beautiful xmas card.Love the metal look background, so stylish I love it.Thanks for joining in with us over at Rubys Rainbow.Good luck.Hugs Debbie x

Jo said...

Beautiful, the embossing looks lovely. Thanks for joining us over at Sparkles this month & good luck!
hugs Jo x
ps - I have candy, would love you to enter!

Pixie Flutterby said...

I love how you've created your backing, the embossing is lovely
Thank you for entering the Sisters of Craft challenge
Pixie (DT team )

Craftymum said...

I can only echo what everyone else has said...the embossed metal is amazing and the finished card lovely. Thank you for sharing with us over at the Hobbybook Designer Challenge :)

Helen said...

Beautiful. Thanks for joining us at Sparkles Monthly Challenges.
Hugs Helen P (DT)

An Occasional Genius said...

It is beautiful Tracey! I really love your background. Thanks so much for playing along at Christmas at Sweet Stampin' xx

NickScrapShack said...

I love this! The embossing is gorgeous! And the die cuts are so pretty.

Thank you for playing along with our challenge at Sparkles Monthly Challenge. Good luck!

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